Core took home the MVP for the Team South with a great performance on both sides of the ball, especially RB. Has great speed and vision along with ability to make defenders miss. Was very pivotal in allowing his team to move the chains on every drive, and led the South's explosive running attack. On defense, he had one of the games biggest highlights as he "de-cleated" an opposing RB.
The reigning NPFA Southwest Player of the Year gave another dominant performance, just like he did at the NPFA Clash of The Titans in January. Has an awesome work ethic and is addicted to the weight room, which is a great habit to have going into HS. The powerful back was great in short yardage and a load to bring down for not only the DBs once he reached the second level, but also a problem for the opposing LBs
Durham is a compact back with great vision. Has great patience and follows his blocks very well reminiscent of legend Emmitt Smith. Not only was he able to put up points on the offensive side of the ball, but he was able to help his team with great field position during special teams by punting & kicking.
Jutz won the QB' strongest arm competition by slinging the ball 50 yards. Performed very well during the All American Game and showed that he has the ability to scramble when the pocket breaks down, but still make accurate passes while on the move.
Cox has a quick first step and caused a lot of problems for the opposing QB coming off of the edge. Had 2 sacks and numerous hurries during the All American Game.
Flex won the Fastest Man Competition on the first day of practice. Played locked down corner on the opposing teams best receiver the majority of the game and didn't give up any passes, with the exception of a quick screen to his side. Finished the day with 3 deflections and a Pick 6 to end the game, and show why he is considered one of the best DBs in the 2020 class by many.
Boger was a constant deep threat during the All American Game. Was able to show off his speed & athleticism after catching a quick screen and making some big yards on his own.
Deuce was labeled has one of the fastest prospects coming into the All American Weekend, and was able to show it finishing 4th in the Fastest Man Competition. When Team North's passing attack started stalling, Dabney was able to make it happen on his own by taking a jet sweep, breaking a couple of tackles, blowing past the remaining defenders, and cruising to the end zone.
Lorenz won the Lineman Competition by using is size, strength, and speed to over-power opposing offensive lineman. Caused a major problem for the opposing teams offense by setting the edge and forcing them to run underneath him.
Gratteri plays with a chip on his shoulder. Has the passion for the game that coaches love, and a motor the doesn't stop. Gratteri was a constant force in the All American Game, but earned the respect from all of his peers before the game with his performance in the Lineman Challenge. Vince was a finalist for MVP of the Lineman Competition and had one of the biggest highlights of the day. Gratteri is definitely the kind of player that gets the defense "turned up" a'la Ray Lewis or Brian Dawkins.
Bobby showed why he is one of the Top prospects for the 2021 class. Played well at Safety and was force in stopping any possible deep threats for the opposing team. In contrast, he was a great deep threat on the opposite side of the ball for Team South scoring a TD in the back of the end zone by getting behind the defense.
Skyler was in on almost every tackle in the backfield for Team North. Sattizahn took advantage of the opposition's offense pulling their backside guard on several occasions and capitalized by making a huge play in the backfield. Skyler was a dominant force and earned the honor of the being the MVP of Team North, the first ever lineman in the series to earn such a distinction.
Dawkins played well as a strong side DE. Held the edge well for Team North and prevented RBs from getting to the outside.
Washington won the MVP for Team South with a stellar performance. 2TDs, over 100 yrds rushing, and a game sealing INT to lead his team to victory in a close battle. Washington's quickness , balance, and vision makes him a threat to take it to house on every touch.
Gatling had one of the most amazing performances for the All American Weekend. A pure all around athlete, Gatling won the Strongest Arm Competition the day before. At receiver, Gatling was unstoppable. Whether it was single or double coverage, Gatling couldn't be stopped and showed his ability as a deep threat and a sure handed receiver making catches across the middle. At defensive back, Gatling matched up with the opposition best receiver and had several deflections. Gatling earned the MVP for Team North finishing the day with over 120 receiving yards, a TD, & an interception.
Shelton has a skill set and arm power that is way beyond his years. Once you see this kid play, it doesn't take long to realize that he is something special. Makes great decisions with the ball and has the ability to pick apart defenses. In the 4th qtr of the game he was clutch, connecting with receiver Theo Sherrod for the winning score.
At already 6'1'' in the 6th grade, Sherrod is a match up problem for most defenses. Not only does Sherrod posses great size, but has the speed to match. Won the Fastest Man competition for his grade level. Showed that he is not only a deep threat, but has the ability to take a short pass and turn it into a long gain on his own. Made an amazing one- handed catch in the 4th qtr before out running defenders to the end zone for the winning TD. Also , showed that he was a good coverage DB by adding one interception to his stats.
Miller showed that he has a great combination of power and speed. Had several big carries for his team that help the move them down the field, including what would've been a game tying 40 yard TD...if not for a holding call taking points off of the board.
Murray played like a true field general. Showed that he is an amazing duel threat QB. Was able to connect with his receivers all over the field, and showed the ability to pull it down in run when called upon.
Park is a huge guy for his age and knows how to use his leverage to maximize his power. Clogged up the gaps on the defensive line & was awesome at opening holes for his ball carriers on the offensive side of the ball.
Hulse is a monster on the defensive line. When the opposing team stopped his offense with a goal line stand, Hulse stepped up the next following play. He blew up the play, by busting through the line causing a fumbled exchanged, and recovered the fumble for a TD.
Davis was one of the smaller guys in the game, but that didn't stop this Alabama RB from moving the chains. Davis is low to the ground and runs behind his line very well. Mix that with great field vision and a quick burst, and it shows why Davis was able to keep the chains moving (and prevent the Team North from getting the ball back) in the game's closing moments.
Mays looks and plays like a man amongst boys. Amazingly, he is only a rising 6th grader and still hasn't tapped into his full potential. Has an uncanny combination of size, power, & speed which allowed him to dominate the Lineman Challenge. Was a constant threat on defense because of his ability to over powering opposing lineman, along with his speed to chase down ball carriers.